Can I Catch the Bus?
Teaching children with Down syndrome and other learning disabilities how to tell the time and use money
Wednesday 20 January 2016, 9.30 to 3.30pm
9.30 to 12.30 TIME
Learning to tell the time is a challenge for many children. I am sure it is something most of us remember struggling to master. The first step for all children is to have a feel for the passage of time, then later be able to tell the time and apply it to
everyday life. Time is a very abstract concept and as such can present a major challenge to children with learning difficulties and disabilities. This workshop will equip participants with a structured programme of activities and resources to help them teach
the passage of time and then how, step by step, to teach a child how to tell the time.
1.30 to 3.30 MONEY
After lunch the focus will be on money detailing a new programme developed by Wendy Uttley. The programme consists of 120 finely graded activities to help teach a person with Down Syndrome or other learning disability to understand and use money. Starting
with learning the names for the coins and playing simple shopping games, moving on to learning the value of coins and progressing to working with pounds and pence this programme is suitable to use with a child from approximately 5 years of age.
COST: £95 per professional (£30 for a second member of staff from the same school) /£30 per family member. Lunch included.
Both parts of the course make use of resources available to buy on a memory stick at a cost of £5 each.